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most romantic place in thailand?

Posted by meacham on 14/4/2013 at 15:28

looking for the most romantic place in thailand to ask my girl the big question! where do u think would be a nice place to pop the question??

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Posted by MADMAC on 15/4/2013 at 01:02

A lot of people have a different definition of romantic. So there's some variables. But let's step back here:

I've been married two times. My advice: Don't do it. Marriage is a business contract. Nobody admits that. But that's what it is and all it is. You can be in love, be married, have a family... and you don't need to be married to do it. It offers a few advantages in taxes, but everything else it does you can do with a power of attorney without the associated financial risk should the contract disolve. This is the advice I give my son.

Now, if you insist on putting yourself at financial risk because you are an incurable romantic, then most people like romantic beach locations. I'm not most people and I don't like the beach, so I can't help there. Others here can.

I would recommend Khong Chiam. This place is really nice, really romantic, and really expensive:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/travel/11331_info_tohsang-khongjiam-resort.html

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Posted by busylizzy on 15/4/2013 at 03:46

Wrong forum, Mac - he didn't ask for relationship advice!!! Give the poor guy a break and let him enjoy the giddy stage of young love in peace.

Meacham - it depends on your idea of romantic. Is it a sunset on an island? Over a candlelit dinner? On a longtail boat as you enjoying snorkelling around a blue lagoon? After experiencing the joint success of climbing some peak with an amazing view? And what's your budget? Are you aiming for an upmarket luxury resort scene? Or just a quiet moment on an abandoned beach somewhere>

I can't offer a suggestion of a specific location - I wasn't in 'romantic' mode during my travels there. However, rather than focus on a place, my advice would be to just wait for the right moment. Sometimes if you overplan it, it can be too contrived - and not quite the romantic interlude that you anticipated.

(I have been wracking my brain trying to come up the location that would be most suitable based on my experiences so far - and it's not Thailand, but Fiji!)

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Posted by MADMAC on 15/4/2013 at 06:44

"Wrong forum, Mac - he didn't ask for relationship advice!!! Give the poor guy a break and let him enjoy the giddy stage of young love in peace."

Liz, I'm just sayin', I'm just sayin' when I see someone about to walk off a cliff I warn them they're about to walk off a cliff. That's all I'm syin' here.

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Posted by MADMAC on 15/4/2013 at 06:47

"(I have been wracking my brain trying to come up the location that would be most suitable based on my experiences so far - and it's not Thailand, but Fiji!)"

Well if we're not restricted to Thailand, then no question, Tiwi beach near Mombassa Kenya. I'm not a beach guy, but that place a fantastic. I had a spacious bungalow for 10 bucks a night sitting right on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Magnificent view and the beach itself was pristine, with warm water and maybe 50 people stretched out over three kilometers of white sand. Evenings you could listen to the surf break against the cliffside.

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Posted by Geer1 on 15/4/2013 at 10:09

For the record Madmac your views on marriage aren't entirely accurate depending on where you live. In many places common law spouses(living together without being married) have the same financial and other benefits as if they were married once they have been together for a certain length of time.

I can't really comment on where to make the proposal though as I didn't really consider Thailand to be that romantic of a place although travelling cheap and kind of on the backpacker trail would probably have contributed to that.

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Posted by meacham on 15/4/2013 at 12:10

lmao at mad mac

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Posted by meacham on 15/4/2013 at 12:12

thanks lizzy

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Posted by MADMAC on 15/4/2013 at 13:37

Meacham
Good luck man. You'll need it. Let us know what you finally decide to go with.

Greer
And people wonder how men get jaded on this subject. You have a good point there. It's best to get a different girl every year. Alas, I have kids so my options are limited since I am very attached to my kids.

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Posted by fondo on 15/4/2013 at 19:52

I'll agree with the mad fella on one thing - the proposal location - very nice place.

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Posted by travellingsarah on 16/4/2013 at 00:25 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

I can't suggest a specific place in Thailand as I wouldn't rank anywhere I've been there as romantic, but as lizzy says, it depends on your idea of romantic. And your girlfriend's! Personally, I would have been more chuffed if my boyfriend had proposed to me on top of Mt Kinabalu at 5am, freezing cold, than at a 5 star restaurant over a bottle of champagne, for example. Although a cosy restaurant on the beach would have done well too... What I'm saying is, somewhere unusual and / or personal to the two of you, rather than stereotypically 'romantic' might be more appreciated, and I'm sure there are lots of potential options in Thailand, I'm just not familiar with them.

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Posted by renukapanth on 16/4/2013 at 00:57

Five very romantic places in Thailand for honeymoon are as following.
The Sarojin (Khao Lak), Amari Coral Beach Phuket, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai.

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Posted by mytravelo on 16/4/2013 at 04:17

Thailand is a dream destination if you're planning a honeymoon or just want a romantic getaway in an exotic location. Most people who honeymoon in Thailand still choose to head to the beaches, and there certainly are some amazing ones here.

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Posted by MADMAC on 16/4/2013 at 05:03

"Five very romantic places in Thailand for honeymoon are as following."

Jesus the poor kid isn't even married yet and you're already lining up honeymoon destinations for him.

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Posted by meacham on 19/4/2013 at 13:45

madmac ur a funny guy lmao

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Posted by MADMAC on 20/4/2013 at 04:29

I have my moments.

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